Next Parish Council Meetings
Parish Council - 6th October
(No council meeting in September)
Planning Committee - 16th August.
Pavilion bookings are now being taken for the summer season (subject to availability). For more information click here. The open area of the Rec. remains fully accessible for exercise and the tennis court and play area are also open, but you are urged to comply with Government recommendations regarding keeping safe.
Community Services within the Village
Charity of the year 2022/23
Cuckmere Community Bus route 41
Community Watch / Neighbourhood Watch
Village Directory (at Aug 2021)
Who Looks after What?
Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group
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Latest Update - 5th August 2022
Support for Ukraine: The Parish Council, together with our local church, Residents Association, Community Watch and other volunteers are working to provide support to residents who wish to host refugees from the conflict in Ukraine or help in other ways. Further information can be found on our "News and Information" page or by clicking here. It has now been announced that around 1200 refugees are due to arrive in East Sussex, with Wealden District expecting to accomodate some 500. More information on this can be found here.
South East Water have announced a hosepipe ban for Kent and Sussex, to take effect from Friday 12th August until further notice. According
to the Met Office, July saw the lowest rainfall in Sussex since 1911. Further information can be found on the South East Water website by clicking here.
The most recent Parish Council meeting took place on Thursday 4th August in the Village Small Hall, The agenda can be found on our "Council Meetings" page or by clicking here. The minutes will be published shortly.
Cuckmere Buses announce reduced fares: During August and September, Cuckmere Buses are reducing their fares on all routes, resulting in an adult day ticket being available for £5 with children able to travel for £1. Further details can be found by clicking here.
Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group: The Parish Council wish to restart the group,following its suspension due to the Covid pandemic, and have appointed four councillors to form the nucleus. They are now looking for four lay members to volunteer for this. Further details can be found on the PC notice board or by clicking here.
The most recent meeting of the Planning Committee took place in the Village Small Hall on Tuesday 19th July,. The minutes can be found on our "Council Meetings" page or by clicking here.
Annual Audit: We are pleased to report that the annual internal audit of the Parish Council accounts has now been completed with no adverse comments from the auditor. The accounts will now be passed to the government appointed external auditors and their report should be completed in the next few months. A notice of public right to inspection, together with the audit summary has been posted on the council notice board and is also available in our "On-line library" page or by clicking here.
Annual Village Meeting: After a two year gap due to the Covid
pandemic, it was great to welcome over 60 residents to the Village Hall on 20th May for the Annual Village Meeting. The evening included presentations by
local clubs and societies, as well as a chance to question Parish
Councillors. The minutes of the meeting will be published shortly. For pictures of the event go to our "News and Information" page or click here, and for the draft minutes, go to our "On-line library" page or click here.
Jevington Road Closure for Gas Main replacement change to dates: Details of the
proposed closure to through traffic of the Jevington Road (C40) have now been revised and can be viewed
by clicking here. The first phase will now go from October to the beginning of December this year.
Despite objections from the PC and residents, this is deemed necessary
for safety purposes. The contractors have, however, said that the total
closure at all times is a "worst case" scenario and they will try to
keep the road open as much as possible.